Air freight management industry news and business issues for the logistics professional covering air cargo, pricing, screening, forwarding and service providers.

Trucking towards a double-dip? Batter up!

Posted 06/03 · 01:26 PM · LM Editorial
I don’t know what is harder: figuring out what the economy is doing or hitting a curve ball? While I was a decent enough hitter growing up, I did not see too many breaking balls. But given all the noise about which way the economy is moving, I may be heading back to the batting cages.

Managing air cargo costs

Posted 06/01 · 11:23 AM · LM Editorial
Although the fluctuation of jet fuel surcharges and the supply/demand balance of air cargo capacity are elements that air shippers can’t control, there are several steps they can take to better manage the related, volatile costs.

Global logistics: UPS marks one-year anniversary of Shenzhen Asia Pacific hub

Posted 05/26 · 08:19 AM · LM Editorial
Earlier this week, UPS marked the one-year anniversary of its Shenzhen Asia Pacific hub, which serves the company’s entire intra-Asian network. UPS also announced that in June it is rolling out a new direct weekly flight from Guam to Hong Kong, which connects Guam to the rest of the world.

Where are the jobs in air cargo?

Posted 04/28 · 08:05 PM · LM Editorial
In the latest survey conducted by the International Air Transport Association, just over a third of respondents reported stability in employment numbers in Q1 2011 while 42 percent hired additional staff and less than a quarter cut back.

Air cargo forecast dips in first quarter

Posted 04/28 · 07:48 PM · LM Editorial
Results from the International Air Transport Association’s quarterly survey conducted in April point to a significant deterioration in sentiment on the outlook for industry profitability in 2011

New TSA air cargo requirements have potential to slow commerce, say experts

Posted 04/08 · 10:36 AM · LM Editorial
Last month the Department of Homeland Security’s Transportation Security Administration (TSA) released an air cargo security update which is likely to have an impact on air cargo moving from non-U.S. locations inbound to the U.S.

Southwest Airlines bounces back from Boeing incident

Posted 04/07 · 06:13 PM · LM Editorial
The abrupt withdrawal of Boeing 737 aircraft from Southwest Airlines’ fleet had little impact on shippers, said an industry leader

UPS aircraft maintenance employees ratify new deal with Teamsters

Posted 04/07 · 08:50 AM · LM Editorial
UPS said that 69 percent of the 1,136 IBT members that voted approved the contract which covers 1,200 aircraft maintenance technicians and employees in related trades at UPS, by a 69 percent to 31 percent margin.

Airbus must compete now on a level playing field

Posted 04/03 · 08:49 PM · LM Editorial
One must wonder why The European Commission would welcome last week’s World Trade Organization’s final case ruling on subsidies, as it clearly favors Boeing over Airbus. Still, a proud face was put up by the EU members, who maintain that Boeing has received subsidies in the past and continues to receive them today.

Top 50 trucking companies: Emerging from the shadows

Posted 04/01 · 03:05 AM · LM Editorial
Leading trucking company CEOs say it’s time to pay down debt and put profit to work to recapitalize their businesses - all at a time of tightening capacity. For shippers, the days of rock bottom rates could be long gone.

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